March 26th, 2015 by Julie
February 13th, 2015 by Julie
The 14th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival delights film lovers every spring, this year the Festival will start on April 9th. and end on April 13th.
The Festival is a whirlwind of more than 90 feature length films, documentaries and short films over a short 5 day period. There is lots of excitement for everyone to see the very best in Independent films in one of Americas most historic and appealing small towns.
There are always special guests, film makers and actors from around the world to engage with audiences after each screening. The Festival starts with an opening night bash and finishes with an awards celebration where you can meet passionate film makers and have the best time imaginable.
The Oregonian newspaper say’s ” The Festival in Ashland offers the movie lover that same sense of being in a magical place….Southern Oregon doesn’t have anything else like this… nor in fact do most places on earth.” Well said! we are so lucky to have this event every year, we all look forward to it very much. The Blue Moon B&B hosts dignitaries connected with the film industry, who fly in from all over the globe for the Festival, it’s a great way for us as Innkeepers to meet marvelously interesting people and celebrities.
If you love movies and want to see an extraordinary verity of films and have the time of your lives, this is the place for you to come. Tickets go on sale in March, also a list of this years movies will be on the festivals website.
For Tickets and Information go to… www.ashlandfilm.org
October 30th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon Culinary Festival
Coming up in November is the 8th Annual Ashland Culinary Festival celebrating Southern Oregon’s best food, drink and creativity in Ashland.
The week-end kicks off on Friday November 7th with food demos, sampling and entertainment and more.
On Saturday November 8th the “Chef Showdown Competition” begins and the competitors showcase their culinary skills through Sunday the 9th November when the Top Chef for 2014 will be announced.
This year 12 Chefs will be competing, Franco Console from Larks Restaurant defends his title as Top Chef 2013.
It’s a big deal for the chefs in Ashland to win the title of Top Chef.
Ashland’s culinary adventures await you with culinary inspiration and brilliance… See you there!
For more information and tickets go to Ashlandchamber.com
October 10th, 2014 by Julie
Halloween Parade in Ashland Oregon
On Friday October 31st. 2014 Ashland celebrates Halloween with the Children’s Halloween Celebration. A huge parade which begins at 3.30 pm at the Ashland Public Library meanders along Main Street and ends at the Downtown Plaza. This year “ Samba Like it Hot “ leads the revelers along the route. This is an event for the whole family where everyone gets dressed up, not just the participants in the parade, it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
After the parade children ( young and old ) will enjoy Trick or Treating, Face Painting and Live Entertainment there also will be a Mad Science activity by Science Works.
The week before Halloween has lots of fun events and activities too ….. on Friday 24th October there will be an all-you-can-eat Pasta Party at the Historic Armory on Oak Street and on Saturday 25th October there is a Monster Dash through Lithia Park.
September 30th, 2014 by Julie
On the first Saturday in October every year the North Mountain Park in Ashland hosts the Bear Creek Salmon Festival. This year it will be on October 4th. starting at 11 am. until 4 pm.
All ages are welcome to this free event. There will be interactive exhibits on healthy salmon habitat and our region also The Klamath Bird Observatory and The Freshwater Trust. Mini-workshops with topics including water conservation and wildlife, also fly and spin-casting will keep everyone interested.
The children will love the traditional salmon cooking demonstration on an open fire and the salmon story tent, there is something for everyone.
Figgy’s Food Truck will be there for those who would like lunch or a snack. Music by the Ashland Taiko, Small Fry Accoustic Folk and Dancing Spirit Drum among others will keep your feet tapping.
Don’t miss this fun event.. See you there!
For more information go to Bearcreekfestival.net
September 19th, 2014 by Julie
Richard 111 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon is a triumph.
The play is takes place during the 30 year long War of the Roses between the houses of York and Lancaster. It is a story of the lust for power, and how Richard spirals into corruption, hatred, revenge and evil.
So says Richard, with Shakespeare famous words ” Now is the winter of our discontent”. Nearly every character in the play longs for a better future, after a long period of upheaval and discontentment.
Richard’s lust for power leads him to murder and to destroy peoples live. He becomes so despicable, villainous and evil, in his quest to have no one left in the country to challenge him. But of course he will always have enemies and he finds it hard to trust anyone. Richard is constantly haunted by the ghosts of those he has had killed.
Director James Bundy and his brilliant cast have the audience captivated from the start of the play until the end. Dan Donohue as Richard 111 steals the show with a masterfully outstanding performance. You love to hate him, but you also can have some sympathy for him as he struggles with his deformities and descends into ruthless brutality.
Shakespeare’s masterpiece will shock and delight at the same time, with Richard as the most astonishingly entertaining character to take center stage.
Jean-Pierre and I were intrigued by Shakespeare’s artistry, seeing the play under the stars is wonderful. We talked about it for days afterwards.
This is a must see, but there is not too much time left before the Elizabethan Stage closes and Richard 111 will be no more.
Get thee to the box office now…
For Tickets…..Oregon Shakespeare Box Office
September 8th, 2014 by Julie
Music to enjoy in Ashland Oregon
In our lovely town of Ashland there are lots of opportunities in our restaurants and bars and also local wineries to enjoy fabulous music by local bands and taste some of the most delicious food as well.
Some of the venues where you can hear great music are Enoteca Wine and Bistro, Caldera Tap House, Standing Stone Brewery, Oberon’s Tavern, “Blue” Greek on Granite, Pasta Piatti, Grizzley Peak Winery, Belle Fiore Winery and The Brick Room to name just a few, see below for more about The Brick Room.
August 7th, 2014 by Julie
Enjoy an evening of wine,music and food at the Grizzly Peak winery’s 2014 summer concert series in Ashland Oregon. Grizzly Peak is an award winning winery, nestled into the slopes of Grizzly Peak at 1600 East Nevada Street Ashland.. Just a 10 minute drive from Downtown.
Coming up in August..
An evening with Dave Pinsky on August 15th.
and on August 22nd Blue Lightning band
The concerts start at 6pm… there will be food truck service with local tasty treats starting at around 5pm. Or you could bring a picnic and drink great wines as you listen to foot tapping music.
Of course Grizzly Peak Winery set in 40 beautiful acres, is open from Thursday— Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. The vintners will be happy to talk to you about their wines and enjoy a tasting.